we weren’t strong enough then, what makes us strong enough now?
She’s different now, and I’m not referring to the disappearance of her bleached blonde hair back to her natural brown. I loved her as a blonde, but the dark suits her better. I wouldn’t care if she had rainbow-colored hair. I’m not sitting outside the hospital where she works, watching her walk to her car like some stalker, because she’s gorgeous. I’m here because of her heart and kindness. That’s what I’m fighting to get back. The package it comes in is just an added bonus.
Her ponytail swings back and forth as she laughs with what I hope is a co-worker, unless she’s turned lesbian in the last two years. She waves good-bye to the girl and throws her purse into the passenger seat of her Jetta. The car has a little more rust than it did back in the day, but it’s held up well. Still, it’s old and she deserves something newer.
She pulls out of her parking space, and my heart constricts as I watch her drive away from me again. I should duck down so she doesn’t see me, but my eyes won’t veer from her. The beat-up Jetta passes and my stomach clenches. My hand itches to yank the car handle open. My feet beg to disobey and run to her. I don’t have to, because she slams on the breaks and her eyes are locked on mine. Hope pours from mine while hers fume with anger.
When his life didn’t go as planned, Brad Ashby made a series of mistakes that set his life on a downward spiral, and brought those closest to him down in the process. Two years later, he’s getting his life back on track and is slowly gaining back the trust of those that he hurt. Only one person remains – Taylor Delaney. Brad knows that Taylor probably won’t, and shouldn’t, forgive him for what he did to her, but he knows he won’t be able to truly move forward with his life until he tries.
Taylor Delaney has not had an easy life, but nothing has ever hurt as much as what Brad did to her two years ago. She has moved on with her life, but has never been able to get over Brad. Even after everything he did to her, she still loves him. But when he shows back up in her life, she realizes that no matter how much she still loves him, her lack of trust in him overshadows everything else, including the chemistry between the two of them that never went away.
Brad will do whatever it takes to earn Taylor’s trust and win her back, but he knows that it won’t be easy. It seems that every time he tries to move forward, his past comes back to haunt him. With Taylor by his side, he has the support that he needs, but can he overcome his self-doubt and lack of faith in himself to move forward? And can Taylor learn to let go of the past to move forward with Brad? Can she trust him again?
Love Rekindled is so much more than a second chance love story. It is truly Brad’s second chance at life. It is a story of love, forgiveness, hope, of letting go of the past and moving forward. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. 5 well-deserved stars.
designated sides of the relationship circle.
the secret … a hand extended over that invisible line once, exponentially
changing the equation. I was convinced we could make our relationship work
until Tanner broke the trust he embedded in me from the age of seven.
deceit of mega proportions and the relationship we built for that short month
vanished. I swore never to speak to him again and it’s worked. Until now—two
years later, when my brother’s wedding places me face-to-face with the best
one equation to be solved. Can love surface twice?
from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten
years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young
age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she
finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating
around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing
with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family
and friends. But after chasing around
twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after
putting the kids to bed.